Nuclear Med

Nuclear medicine is a type of medical imaging using small amounts of radioactive material in the diagnosis or treatment of many diseases. Experience top of the line nuclear medicine technology at two separate locations for your convenience.

Stillwater Medical Center is especially proud of the GE Infinia Dual Head Nuclear Medicine Camera. This state-of-the-art nuclear medicine equipment for both general and cardiac imaging will allow us to meet your nuclear medicine imaging needs while delivering unmatched image quality.     

At our outpatient clinic, kind professionals utilize a GE Ventri Cardiac Nuclear Camera. Touted for its patient friendly and comfortable design, your local physician loves the high image quality for diagnostic confidence.

Common uses of nuclear medicine procedures include both imaging scans for analysis and therapies for treatment.

Imaging scans can be useful in analyzing:

  • Kidney function.
  • Heart blood flow and function.
  • Lungs for respiratory and blood flow problems.
  • Inflammation in the gallbladder.
  • Bones for fractures, infection, arthritis and tumors.
  • The presence or spread of cancer in various parts of the body.
  • Bleeding into the bowel.
  • Infection.
  • Thyroid function.
  • Abnormalities in the brain including seizures, memory loss and blood flow.
  • Lymph nodes before surgery in patients with breast cancer or melanoma.
  • Abnormalities in children's esophagus, kidneys and intestines.
  • The openness of children's tear ducts and shunts in the brain and heart.

Therapies include treatment for:

  • Hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
  • Certain forms of lymphoma.
  • Some blood disorders.
  • Painful tumor metastases to the bones.
  • Adrenal gland tumors in adults.
  • Nerve tissue tumors in children.